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 Post subject: Your warmest WARM coat recommendations?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:03 pm 
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After too many Michigan winters in Forever 21 coats, it's time to upgrade! I'm looking for anything that will keep me warm in 0-20F degree weather. There are some good recommendations in the winter clothing thread, but they don't specifically address warmth, so I'm hoping my fellow cold-weather vegans will have some endorsements.

Specifically, I'm looking for a dress coat, a casual coat, and an outdoor parka, so basically any ideas you have. Also, how warm are Vaute Couture coats, really? I'm willing to spend the money on one, but only if it will actually be warmer than the equally cute F21 coats I already have.

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 Post subject: Re: Your warmest WARM coat recommendations?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:18 pm 
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I tend to buy from Eddie Bauer and love them and they list the rating. They do have some down coats but the majority of their coats use a poly fill. Also, REI is another place I tend to buy coats from.

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 Post subject: Re: Your warmest WARM coat recommendations?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:26 pm 
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Between myself and my SO we've purchased 3 coats from Kohls this season - a week or so ago I got him a new parka style coat for 85% off plus some additional discounts. I really really like the coat I got. It's been great for walking the dogs when the weather sucks - I've never been cold while wearing it.

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 Post subject: Re: Your warmest WARM coat recommendations?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:15 am 
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I have 2 Vaute coats and I find them really quite warm. They are great for cold & dry weather (I was comfortable in a -20°C winter with my Belden), a little less great in cold & wet. They size small though, so it can be difficult to bundle up under them.


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 Post subject: Re: Your warmest WARM coat recommendations?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:55 pm 
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(Warning about all my winter clothing being Patagonia.)

http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/wom ... ?p=29462-1

Cheaper, depending on your size:
https://www.bivouacannarbor.com/product ... on+Jacket/
http://www.mountaingear.com/webstore//C ... 243073.htm
http://www.6pm.com/product/8526933/colo ... d=35372527

For slightly nicer occasions I have the vegabunda jacket, which I don't think they make anymore but you might be able to find it on sale. It's not as cozy as a giant insulated coat, but I live in western NY and it keeps me toasty on 90% of winter days.

http://www.6pm.com/patagonia-vegabunda- ... oked-green


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 Post subject: Re: Your warmest WARM coat recommendations?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:35 pm 
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pastabake wrote:
(Warning about all my winter clothing being Patagonia.)

http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/wom ... ?p=29462-1


How big is the hood on the Patagonia Rubicon? I've always figured ski coats have giant hoods for helmets.

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 Post subject: Re: Your warmest WARM coat recommendations?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:57 pm 
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I buy my parkas at ski shops, just look at the label top be sure there is no down in there.


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 Post subject: Re: Your warmest WARM coat recommendations?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:58 pm 
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I really love my Vaute Couture coat. I also have a nice quilted coat from Patagonia, but the Vaute one is definitely warmer. I got bright red, which I love, but which DOES necessitate a lot of dry cleaning - I have yet to meet a winter coat that can be washed at home, but if you do buy from Vaute, maybe keep the dry cleaning bill in mind when you're looking at colors. Still completely worth it for me!

I live in NYC, btw, so while it rarely goes below zero here, I DO spend a lot of time outside walking since it's not a car-friendly city. A warm coat is pretty necessary.


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